Nevada City

Find adventure in Gold Country outdoors and local history, or by exploring hand-crafted wineries and downtown events. Big Owl Ranch guests receive our our locals "best of" guide to hikes, swimming holes, wineries and other local attractions.  

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Hiking & Swimming

Beautiful hiking trails and California's best swimming holes are just 15 minutes away by car. When you stay with us, you'll receive our insider guide with tips for both, plus other local attractions. 

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Local Wineries

Hand crafted, mountain wineries are thriving in the gold country - many within a short drive, like Montoliva winery.  You'll often meet the owners, like Mark Henry of Montoliva, pictured above. Or ditch the car and walk from the ranch to tasting rooms for wineries such as Nevada City or Szabo.